Whether you enjoy lounging by the pool, strolling on the beach, fishing, or curling up with a good book, this home offers you all of the luxuries you'll need to make your stay here special. Its 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and a fully-equipped kitchen accommodates two or three couples comfortably. All furnishings are first class. A private heated pool is surrounded by a lushly landscaped courtyard and screened-in lanai with outdoor fireplace and grill. A boat dock is only 70 steps from your back door, and the beach is just 100 steps away.
Villa Elena is a one-level home that sleeps 8, with 3BR, 3 Bath, 1 King, 1 Queen, 2 Twins, and 1 Sofabed.
Activities by Villa Elena
One nights stay here at Villa Elena and you'll realize why so many people come from all over the world to stay on the famed islands of Sanibel and Captiva, known world-wide for their wonderful beaches and excellent shelling. Captiva has some of the best fishing in the world. A number of tournaments are offered in the area. Tarpon, snook, red fish, snapper, and grouper are caught in local waters. Captiva and Sanibel Islands are also among the best bird watching areas in the country. Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge is just a few miles away.
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us for our family vacation. We enjoyed it so much and have many memories from our time spent there. My favorite features were the spacious, well equipped kitchen where we enjoyed fresh seafood from the ocean and mangos found right outside of the villa. I loved the tile floors, custom architectural details, and high end furnishings. I also loved the lanai area, such a peaceful place to relax and unwind. My daughter loved her very own walk in closet and bathroom. My son and daughter squabbled a bit over that bedroom, but my daughter who once asked us to extend the end of our house so that she could have a walk in closet eventually won out. The wagon equipped with all of the beach essentials was a definite plus when going to the beach. The beach access was wonderful, almost like having our own private beach. I also appreciated the landscaping and ongoing maintenance that the property receives. One of my favorite memories was painting with my children in the outside lanai area while watching the cute lizards scurry around. All of fans and trees in the lanai area provided a cool place to be outdoors in the summer sun. We look forward to a future visit someday. We thank you again
We vacationed in Captiva before and fell in love with the overall ease and simplicity to the Island. When we came back a second time, we knew we wanted to buy and share the opportunity that we have so enjoyed.
The simplicity and ease of Captiva is worth noting. Everything is within walking distance, if you're not into walking, there are bike rentals avaialble as well. When you go to the beach, all activities are available within a short walk. We have enjoyed nightly walks on the beach watching the sun dip beneath the depths of the ocean followed by ice cream cones at La-Tee-Da's. The marine life is amazing to say the least We have experienced how mollusks move, to seeing big crabs in conch shells, dolphins, stingrays, jellyfish, and even manatees. Where else can you go in the lower 50 states and encounter all this wonderful marine life in one day!
We enjoy eating at the Bubble Room and booking our deep-sea expeditions at Tween Waters. Ask for Jimmy, he is a fantastic guide. You can also book a shelling excursion at Tween WatersJ as well and they can take you to a secluded beach for shelling. While you are here for your visit, take a drive to the Sanibel Marina and take the Sanibel Thriller ride. It's a high speed pontoon boat that takes you around to see the sights of both Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Have your cameras ready to snap photos of the dophins that come and play in the waves of the boat. I can't forget the manatees and the sea turtles too! The Shell Museum is a must see with all the wonderful kinds of shells found throughout the world. They will send your kids on a hunt to find certain shells, once they have completed their search, they will be rewarded by the hostess! The night life on Andi Rossi lane is great. Great food, fun, and atmosphere and don't forget to include a sunset stroll on the beach!